Monday, December 5, 2011

Presenting CARL...and those ornaments I promised

We name our trees. This is the first year we've actually acknowledged that. Every year I ask my husband, "So, what's his name?" and we come up with one but I never remember it. And yes, it's always a he. I have no idea why. This year, it's Carl. And Carl is our most splendid tree yet. Fat, perfect Christmas tree shape, and just the right height. A winner on all fronts.

The Manor has been quiet today. No crafting accomplished. School is taking a lot out of me but I still have plans for some more ornaments. Oh! I snapped a few pictures of the completed magazine ornaments in all their displayed glory. What do you think?

Here is one of the banners I did with the smaller magazine pictures. It was hard to get this shot and it doesn't do it justice BUT I said I'd show you a final picture.

Here are two of the magazine ornaments on the tree (I'm sorry, on Carl). They actually turned out better than I anticipated. I might just have to start a new tradition :D

Finally, here's a shot of the coffee table. We discovered that whenever we choose anything to decorate with, the colors are muted, natural, subdued. This does not a festive holiday home make. We bumped up the color with this ridiculously red candles. I think they look lovely with the greenery. Very Christmasy.

Anyone else doing any Christmas crafting? I've got to get a move on it! I'm hosting a party for a friend this weekend AND I've still got to get some orders in for Christmas gifts. Oh yeah...and those nagging school projects. Two week break, come quickly!

Jen xo


Erin Kuhns said...

You are so awesome! I am so sending this to my (very sweet) ex-husband...CARL. I think he'll get a kick out of the fact that a Christmas tree is his namesake. :) Merry Christmas!!

Kathy said...

Of course I'm Christmas crafting! Would I be me if I were not dabbling in some project? Crochet is the medium of choice this year. That and food, always food. Carl is lovely by the way.